grey vote

grey vote

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gray vote

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the body of elderly people's votes, or elderly people regarded collectively as voters
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The Tories' efforts to ensure the grey vote was no doubt a factor in their victory but as the Scottish vote showed the mobilisation of the young and disaffected was more than enough to secure them a victory.
But Labour has already discovered it must pay more attention to the grey vote.
All this lot do is take, not give, so this is one grey vote they would never get.
George Osborne seals the grey vote deal by issuing pensioner bonds at a four per cent interest rate.
In recent months, the Tories in particular have faced criticism that they are pandering to the grey vote - protecting pensions while cutting bene-fits for the young, for example - because older people are more likely to vote than the young.
Pensioners in Wales missing meals to pay their council tax bills will not benefit from the battle for the grey vote at this general election.
A card-carrying Labour Party member yesterday launched an audacious bid to unseat the Prime Minister by tapping into the grey vote.
A North-Easterner vowed last night to champion the grey vote at the next General Election - by taking pensioner power right into Tony Blair's backyard.
SCOTTISH Lib Dems made a bid for the grey vote yesterday by promising pension rises of up to pounds 15 a week.
And Gordon Brown's budget last week with its extra package of measures boosting OAPs will further strengthen Labour's grey vote.